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    2015-16 school calendar

    The Mingo County Board of Education voted during its second public meeting on the 2015-16 school calendar to adopt a calendar similar to one developed by a committee of teachers, administrators, and service personnel, and shared with the public at this public meeting. This calendar has been approved by the West Virginia Department of Education.

    2015-16 school calendar

    Adjustments to the 2014-15 school calendar

    West Virginia Code 18-5-45 requires county boards of education to provide 180 separate days of instruction and a minimum employment term of 200 days. If a day of school is cancelled due to weather, utility outages, or for any other reason, that day must then be rescheduled using available non-instructional days (Continuing Education days, OS days, etc.) or out-of-calendar days.

    School was closed across the county on the following instructional days due to inclement weather:

    The following days had to rescheduled as instructional days, replacing those above:

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    The original school calendar looked like this:

    Original calendar

    Now, it looks like this:

    Adjusted calendar

    Individual school calendars

    If a single school or groups of schools is closed on an instructional day that others are in session, the closed school(s) must individually make up the missed instructional day.

    Given these additional closures, here are the last days for students and closing preparation day for staff at each of our schools:

    SchoolLast day for studentsPreparation day for staff
    Burch Elementary SchoolFriday, June 5, 2015Monday, June 8, 2015
    Burch Middle SchoolFriday, June 5, 2015Monday, June 8, 2015
    Dingess Elementary SchoolFriday, June 5, 2015Monday, June 8, 2015
    Gilbert Elementary SchoolFriday, June 5, 2015Monday, June 8, 2015
    Gilbert Middle SchoolFriday, June 5, 2015Monday, June 8, 2015
    Kermit PK-8 SchoolWednesday, June 10, 2015Thursday, June 11, 2015
    Lenore PK-8 SchoolMonday, June 8, 2015Tuesday, June 9, 2015
    Matewan PK-8 SchoolFriday, June 5, 2015Monday, June 8, 2015
    Mingo Central Comprehensive High SchoolFriday, June 5, 2015Monday, June 8, 2015
    Tug Valley High SchoolMonday, June 8, 2015Tuesday, June 9, 2015
    Williamson PK-8 SchoolFriday, June 5, 2015Monday, June 8, 2015

    UPDATE - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 After reaching out to the West Virginia Department of Education, Mingo County Schools administration announced today that all Mingo County schools will now close out the 2014-15 school year on the same day. Using "bank time" to "make-up" the days missed by individual schools, Kermit PK-8 School, Lenore PK-8 School, Tug Valley High School, and Burch Middle School will now not have to make up the days these schools missed while the rest of the county went to school.

    The adult learning programs at the Mingo County Extended Learning Center operate on an independent schedule, and are thus not listed here.